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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
Index Introduction
Chola Nadu  Tamil Nadu 
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Malai Nadu Pandya Nadu
Divya Tirupathis
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Tiruvanpurushothamam - Purushothaman  Temple

This holy Vaishnava kshetra is only one of its kind in Tamil Nadu going by the name of Tiruvanpurushotham temple. It has a few plus points that raised its fame to the pinnacle of glory. It is said that it was built in bricks originally and later the reputed Tirumangai Alwar renovated it spending huge sums of money. Legends attribute the emergence of this temple to sage Uthanka, who did dirgha tapas here. Devendra fearing that it was for Devendrapadavi, the Maharshi was doing penance prayed to Mahavishnu to thwart the attempt. Agreeing to the request, he appeared before Uthanka and blessed him Moksha, who earnestly prayed to the Lord to remain here for ever lifting the saranarthas. The Lord okayed. Another legend refers to Vyagrapada Maharshi, who it appears visited this kshetia with his three year old son Upamanyu for prayers. Leaving the child, the father went out for getting flowers. In the meanwhile the child cried for food. Listening to its pathetic condition, the Lord and Tayaru descending down appeased the hunger of the child with milk from ksheerabdhi itself. Later, the temple tank now lying at the entrance was filled with that milk and so it is called Tirupparkadal even today. It was visited by Tirumangai Alwar.

The icon of Moolavar is in standing posture and faces east. The Tayaru is called Purushothama Nayaki. It is a typical vesara type of temple. Daily worship is offered following the agama tenets. Annual festivals draw huge crowds.

It lies at about 8 km off Sirkali, famous pilgrim town of Tamilnadu, accessible by four wheelers.


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